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for the nation." after the ovavaoffice meeting, senate minority leader harry reid said democrats aren't giving up. "never in the history of the country has anything like this happened, where they won't meet with a person. they simply won't hold hearings. they won't nominate. and we're going to continue beating the drums. all we want them to do is to fill their constitutional duty. the supreme coururseat became vacant with the death of justice antonin scalia last month. it's super tuesday, the busiest day of the primary calendar. 12 states are holding primaries or caucuses today. hillary clinton and donald trump are poised to leap ahead of their competition in the democratic and republican primaries, respectively. today, trump criticized clinton at his campaign rally in ohio, saying she's not strong enough to be president. and clinton told reporters in minnesota
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running a campaign of insults. clinton today avoided making any predictions about whether trump would secure the g- o-p's nomination. "he could be on the path. maybe someone else cbn intervene and rise above that. but i'm going to wait and see who they nominate." ted cruz entered super tuesday as the only republican with a win over donald trump, beating him in iowa. cruz is hoping to capture his home state of texas. let's turn now to meteorologist joe winters. joe, snow was falling earlierer today. so how are road conditions now? after winter roared back into portions ofofhe state weather quiets down tonight. clearing continues and the winds die down leaving to lows in the teens for most of eastern iowa. another system, very similar to the previous one quickly zips through the region
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snowowill be possible. we then take a spring-like turn in the weather pattern looking at some 50s and 60s to start next week. tonight: mainly clear low: 15-21 winds: nw 5-10tomorrow: mostly cloudy high: 34-40 winds: s 5-15 bruce and bh... a waterloo man pleaded guilty today to killing his girlfriend in linn county in july 2014. the gazette reports 38- year-old shaun hogan pleaded guilty to second- degree murder. he admitted to beating 28- year-old crystal gaffney with a wrench and stabbing her in the head with a screwdriver. hogan was originallll charged with first-degree murder. gaffney's body was found on the linn-buchanan road on july 9th. shortly after, an amber alert was issued for her two children, one
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hurt. hogan's ex-wife tamera mcclaren told police she suspected hogan was responsible for gaffney's death after he asked to drop off the children with her. police arrested hogan the next day. he faces up to 50 years in prison. his sentencing is set for may 20th. a fire this morning at an apartment building in cedar rapids sent two people to the hospital. cedar rapids firefighters responded to 702 ninth street southwest just before 2 this morning. crews extinguished the fire on the main floor of the building, and stayed on ene until 4 a-m to m mitor hot spots. everyone inside got out before firefighters arrived. emergency responders took two me to university for smoke inhalation. remember, whenever you see news happening, give us a call on our newsline nine. can also send in pictures and videos to newsroom at kcrg dot com. the iowa regents say they never heard about an incident involving the university of iowa's interim public safety director and his
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driving crash. the associated press obtained records showing public safety director david visin refused to pull over for police while driving his stepson, sean crane, in june. officers were looking for crane after his truck hit two cars in a parking lot outside a bar. instead of stopping, records show visin dropped crane off at a gas station and then left before officers arrived. visin says he's diabetic and needed to rush home to control his blood sugar. the regent's subcommittee on campus safety didn't find o o about the incident until the a-p broke the story yesterday. interviews started today for applicants who want to sit on the dubuque county board of supervisors. a total of 25 people are vying for one vacant seat on the board. the seat opened up when supervisor tom hancock died in late january from an apparent heart attack.
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treasurer, and recorder, is interviewing the 25 candidates before making a decision. that decision could come next week. kcrg t-v nine's'subuque bureau hief katie wiedemann joins us live with more. katie, 25 applicants are quite a few for just one seat. how is the committee planning to narrow the field? a committee made up of the county auditor, treasurer and recorder will spend the next four days interviewing all 25 candidates. each candidate gets exactly 45 minutes. then on monday morning, the committee will get together and select one person for the job. the committee started the first of the 25 interviews this afternoon. former dyersville mayor al gibbs was the first candidates. the committee asked him questions like: what do you see as the biggest
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dubuque county right now? and - or of the committee decided to take to fill the vacancy. according to dubuque special election would have cost the county about 50 thousand appointment process is far less expensive, and interviewing all 25 candidates is the most fair way to s sect a candidate. "some of the applicants i know, some better than others. and some of them i don't know. i am anxious to get to learn about them and see who will be the best fit. " dolan says the other two dubuque county supervisors do not have any say or influence during the appointment process. we talked with a few of the candidates today. find out why they're interested in filling the position. live in dubuque katie wiedemann kcrg tv-9 news. the city of cedar rapids is reassessing its rules for renovating and demolishing historic buildings. and it was to know what
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and the public think about any changes.
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after winter roared back into portions of the state to start the month of march, the weather quiets down tonight. clearing& continues and the winds die down leaving to lows in the teens for most of eastern iowa. another system, very similar to the previous one quickly zips through the region late tomorrow and early on thursday. once again a couple of inches of snow will be possible. we then take a spring-like turn in the
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50s and 60s to start next week. tonight: mainly clear low: 15-21 winds: nw 5-10tomorrow: mostly cloudy high: 34-40 winds: s 5-15tomorrow night: light snow likely low: 26-32 winds: e 5-15thursday: chance of light snow early high: 35 - low: 29 friday: mostly cloudy high: 37 - low: 24 saturday: partly sunny hig 46 - low: 28 sunday: partly cloudy, mild
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monday: chance of showers/storms high: 62 - low: 46 tuesday: chance of showers/storms high: 67 - low: 48
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thanks joe. iowans who didn't register their aircraft with the state aren't flying under the radar anymore. that's after a new state audit shows the department of transportatio n is cracking down on collecting registrations, and registration fees. d dozens of business leaders across the state are pushing lawmakers to make medical cannabis available to people with certn chronic illnesses. stay with your 24 hour news source, kcrg-tv9. iowans who didn't pay their
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fees aren't getting awaw with it anymore. the department of transportation recently cracked down on aircraft owners who had not registered or paid their fees. a new report from the state auditor's office shows those efforts helped iowa rerein more than one and a half million dollars. that money will go towards things like airport upgrades, runway markings and weather observation systems, according to the audit released yesterday. starting in 2014, the state started tracking down unregistered aircraft. it found 714 aircraft not registered with the iowa department of transportatio n as of february 2015. the d-o-t's aviation office sent letters to the aircraft owners. as a result, 307 aircraft were registered, and owners paid the fees. the d-o-t found 199 aircraft
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eight other midwest and plains states say the regional economy is looking up. conditions in february. january. survey organizizs say any score above 50 suggests economic growth. iowa business leaders are urging state lawmakers to expand the state's medical marijuana law. have sent a letter to legislators asking them to pass medical cannabis legislation. the legislation would establish two growing facilities in ioio. it would also let the state distribute medical cannabis to people who suffer from chronic illnesses, something the current law doesn't allow. the sullivan brothers iowa veterans museum in waterloo is honoring a medal of honor recipient who died in the vietnam war. saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the day robert hibbs saved 14 lives
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attack. hibbs attended the museum is planning a commemoration starting at one p-m on saturday. a display medal of honor, a captured enemy flag and uniforms from the cedar falls historical society and university of northern iowa museum. singer barry manilow's coming to the u-s cellular center in cedar rapids. manilow will perform april eighth as part of his one last time! tour. this is video from his cedar rapids concert in june 2013. ticket prices for this next show will start at 19 dollars 75 cents. that's because manilow's hit song, mandy, ed the charts in the year 1975. . ckets go on sale thursday. the city of cedar rapids is thinking about changing the rules when it comes to renovating homes in historic districts. but those changes could be pensive for homeowners. it's restaurant week in cedar rapids, which means a number of restaurants
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menus and prices. organizers say this is the largest one yet. stay with
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cedar rapids wants to know what builders, developers and the public think about the city's historic preservation rules. the city's community development department t planning a workshopopo focus on poteteial changes to those regulations. the department is focusing on two main topics... the historic review process and the historic demolition process. the historic review process addresses what modifications owners can make to properties in historic districts. and buildings 50 years o and older have to go through a demomotion review process before owners can knock them down. the city is looking to close a couple of loopholes in ordinance language. but they're looking for input from the public before
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homeowners within the city's two local historic districts would be most effected. that includes the second and third avenue historic district a a the redmdmd park-grande avenue historic district. changes could effect what materials people can use in renovations, preserving unique details on the tside of homes, and more. and those changes can be expensive. 22:27:26 "there is concern about the costs of potential changes. what we really strive for in the local districts is eping what was therere originally wch is sometimes wood over vinyl, which can be more expensive.." righthtow, the city only ofofrs a paint rebate program if a homeowner is repainting siding. but adding other incentives will also be part of the discussion moving forward. if you'd like to learn more about the city's historic preservation plans, the workshop going over
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we've put that information under this story on kcrg dot com. cedar rapids kicked off its restaurant week today. the theme is the hungry games. today through sunday, people can join in on the fun at more than two dozen participating restaurants. 29 restaurants throughout the city are serving special menu items at special prices. people can then go online and vote for their favorites. this is the event's third ear, nd its largest yet. "it's really changed thanks to the great restaurant development in the community. in past years we've had 15,16,17 restaurants participate, but we've had so many new restaurants come online just in the last year, year and a half that we're able to up the ante all the way to 29 restaurants." the top four restaurants will l compete to seewho's the best at the dinner of champions competition a week from thursday. voting for kcrg-tv9's a- list starts today! you can have a say in the area's
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bars, and stores in the tv-9 viewing area. go to our website kcrg dot com and click on the a-list logo on the right hand side. voting ends on the 31st and we will announce the winners online and on tv-9 the week of apriri 4th. you can also vote now for our student of the month. go to kcrg dot com slash student of the month to find the ballot and more information about our finalists. we'll feature the winner at the end of the month. now here's a look at some of what you'll see at 5:30 on a-b-c. world news is next. recapping today's top stories,
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the iowa house considers a bill to eliminate license plates on the front of vehicles. and some eastern iowa students are competing in des moines to b bome top chefs. see these stories and more tonight on t-v nine news at six.
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shaun hogan of waterloo pleaded guilty today to killing his girlfriend two years ago. hogg pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. he was originally facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of 28-year-old crystal
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someone found her body on linn-buchanan road in july 2014 senator chuck grassley said today he hasn't changed his mind about whether to consider a supreme court nominee from president barack obama. that's after grassley and other republican senators met with obama earlier today. grassley says he thinks the next president should select the nominee after being sworn in. but obama and other democrats want to fill the seat sooner than that. let's go back to joe now for a final look at tononht's forecast. after winter roared back into portions of the state to start the month of march, the weather quiets down tonight. clearing continues and the winds die down leaving to lows in the teens for most of eastern iowa. anotherer system, very similar to the previous one quickly zips through the region late tomorrow and early breaking news tonight. the first major clues coming in right now. the super tuesday showdown. as we come on the air, the first exit polls are in. what the voters are saying. what's driving them at the polls. can donald trump be stopped?
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dozen states. trump and his 11th hour pitch. >> i can do practically anything. >> marco rubio and ted cruz, battling to take trump cown. >> donald trump will be an embarrassment to america. >onald trump could be a disaster. and hillary clinton tonight, and her pivot to the national race. how she would take on trump and the republicans. >> they're now running their campaigns based on insults. long lines at this hour. will there be record-setting turnout? and scout voercould voters be sending clinton and trump on a collision course this november? abc's powerhouse political team on it all. it's your voice, your vote. "world news tonight" begins now. good evening. and it's great to have you with us on this super tuesday. and let's get right to it. the single biggest day of voting in the presidential primars. at this hour, voting still under way. long lines. the stakes ormous.

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